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ringlet

[ring-lit] /ˈrɪŋ lɪt/
noun
1.
a curled lock of hair.
2.
a small ring or circle.
3.
Astronomy. one of the thin or narrow rings that compose the major rings of Saturn.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; ring1 + -let
Related forms
ringleted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ringleted

ringlet

/ˈrɪŋlɪt/
noun
1.
a lock of hair hanging down in a spiral curl
2.
any of numerous butterflies of the genus Erebia, most of which occur in S Europe and have dark brown wings marked with small black-and-white eyespots: family Satyridae
Derived Forms
ringleted, adjective
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Word Origin and History for ringleted

ringlet

n.

1550s, from ring (n.1) + diminutive suffix -let. Of hair, since 1660s. Related: Ringleted.

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